Thursday, April 9, 2015

OSAT Blog Hop - Mother's Day

Hello and welcome to One Stamp At a Time's April Blog Hop.  I hope you are enjoying all of the beautiful cards and projects shared with you today!  If you are Hopping along you should have landed here from the very talented Eva Bussom's blog and by now you should know that this Blog Hop is all about Mother's Day!

Today I have two projects that I'm sharing.  First I have a card that I made with Stampin' Up!'s Sweet Laughter stamp set.  It is a super cute set that came out in the Occasions Catalog in January.  I knew as soon as I saw it that I wanted to use it from my Mom's Mother's Day Card.  I especially loved the Dictionary description of Mother.....  1. One person who does the job of twenty for free.  (See also: superhero, master chef, saint).... isn't that the best description EVER! lol

Sweet Laughter is a 7 piece stamp set and comes with the dictionary and description of mother attached for one large stamp but I knew that I may not always want to use one with the other so I cut the dictionary off of the description to make them separate stamps.

Here's my card:

I started with a A2 card base in Smoky Slate.  I topped my card base with a 5 1/4" x 4" layer Pink Pirouette that I ran through my Big Shot in a woodgrain embossing folder.  I stamped the Dictonary three times with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto Whisper White cardstock and colored them in with my copics. I then stamped the Description of Mother on Whisper White and inked the edges just a bit with Sahara Sand ink.  I then layered that on Smokey Slate card stock.  My flowers were made by layering Pink Pirouette punches using the Pansy Punch and the Petite Petals Punch.  After punching several of each of the flowers, I inked the edges with Pink Pirouette Ink and then spritzed with water while pinching the petals in and holding them until they "set".  I then hit them with a heat tool for a few seconds to make sure they held their shape.  I used my piercing tool and mat to pierce a hole in the center of each flower.  I used brads to secure the flower layers. My leaves were stamped in Pear Pizzazz and Pistachio Pudding using the Flower Patch Stamp Set and cut out using the coordinating Flower Fair framelit dies.  I adhered half of a doily to the Pink Pirouette layer and attached the flowers and leaves over that using glue dots.  I ran a piece of 1/8" Silver Ribbon on the bottom and knotted it and then added a few Doodle Bug Silver Sequins.   The inside of my card has the coordinating stamp for the dictionary that says, you are beyond description!  along with Happy Mother's Day!  Here's a picture of the inside:  

My next project is a treat bag that I made using the mini treatbag thinlits.  I plan on giving the Mom's in my office a little Mother's Day treat so it was time to pull out the thinlits and play around a little. 

 They were very easy to put together and can be decorated in so many ways.  This is a purchase that I believe I will use over and over again.  I used my new favorite designer series paper Painted Blooms to cut out the thinlit and decorated with a doily, a piece of 3/4" Chevron Ribbon in Crushed Curry, and a flower similar to the one I made for my card but I added a few extra layers with the Blossom Punch.  The mini treatbag thinlet dies have lots of cool dies with it.  The banner that I used on the front of the treat bag was made with one of the dies as was the little "for you" cutout.  

I hope you've enjoyed my projects and I'm sure you will LOVE what the super creative Elizabeth Thatcher has in store for you.  To hop along to her blog just click Next

Here's a list of all of our Fabulous Bloggers on the OSAT April Blog Hop:

Darla -
Eva -
Tina - - You are here!
Elizabeth -
Andrea -
Megan -
Debbie -
Holly -
James -
Diane -
Maggie -
Wynn -
Martie -
Justin -

The Non-SU products used were: Doodlebug silver sequins, and Copics

Following are the Stampin' Up! products used on my projects today:

Have a blessed day!  Tina

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  1. I wanna work in your office!! love the treat bag! :) very lovely Ms Tina!

  2. Tina, now I know how this group got started...the talent is oozing into the web. Every mom has to have a treat bag. They are so versatile and we can put candy, a card, cash, or just about any gift in them. Fabulous job!

    1. Thank you so much Maggie! I agree! I love these little bags! They would make perfect gift card holders and it would be more like opening a present :)

  3. Tina... WOW!!!! Love the card and treat bag!!!

  4. awesome job! Painted Petals is one of my favorite DSPs!

  5. How is that two of us who live so far apart end up doing things that would coordinate with each other!? I really love it!

    1. Thanks girlie! And of course my pat answer is "two great minds think alike" lol

  6. this is gonna be a case cause i work with 6 ladies - all moms - the dictionary and mother description is right up my alley!

  7. Wow these are both awesome! Love them both!

  8. What a special thing to do for the mom's in your office! They will love. I love the I love the colors and the flowers in your projects.

    1. Thank you so much Diane! The ladies here are really special :)